I am running the RetroPie image from petrock so version 3.2.1 with Retro-Arch 1.2.2
The Plusberry Pi case gives me the ability to have the HDD connected directly to the Pi but also plug into a port on the back of the case and have direct access to the drive via USB.
First issue: HDD use
I’ve got the system up and running mostly. That is to say it works and plays games. I want to however somehow load my roms to the HDD via USB and have that drive map to the ~/retropie /roms folder on the SD card. When I tried this and mounted it to /mnt and loaded the roms there and changed the config files to load roms form there it seemed to work. However connecting via windows to \\retropie I am unable to see /mnt so I went back and remounted to ~/retropie /roms and I can copy games over via windows explorer by going to \\retropie. It looks like the roms are taking up space on the SD card however.
Also I have to format that drive to get the proper partition on there and I did this in Linux and I had to use ntfs-3g now I can’t seem to see my hdd when I connect via USB. I am unsure if this is because the file-system or if it is because it is mounted.
Next issue: Nintendo 64
I managed to make the SNES look pretty clean by changing some of the shaders, the n64 however I have one game that seems to load up fine (Mario 64) but they others (Yoshi Story, Harvest Moon, Mario Party, Mario Party 2, Mario Party 3) I have are just showing garbage blocks. Has anyone managed to get this working alright? I’ve followed a handful of tutorials trying to get it to work but the tutorials are all using older version of RetroPie and retro-arch (early 1.x) so a lot of their settings are not on my screen or some files they reference are not there or don’t exist.
The problem is getting the drive to mount in to a folder on the SD card while maintaining its ability to be detected by windows via USB